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The New Mac Pro Collects Dust

I’ve loved my Mac Pro since I got it back in June. It looks cool, it’s fast, and it’s really quiet. But I’ve recently noticed a smell in my office; a burning smell, the kind you get when you turn on a light bulb that’s been off for a long time. Yesterday, I picked up […]

Is Apple Finally Getting Rid of the Glare?

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is preparing to release a non-reflective iPad. Output of the larger iPad may be restricted by manufacturing complications related to the use of a new anti-reflection coating, which Apple plans to add to the device to make the display easier to read, said one of the people. Apple’s embrace of […]

The Committed Podcast Talks about Churn

On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I discuss the latest small update to the Mac Pro line, leading us to a discussion of churn, or how often we change Macs and iOS devices. We all have different strategies, and the discussion also looks at the value of buying […]

iWant: AirPlay Streaming from iOS Devices to Macs

AirPlay is very cool. You can stream from a Mac to various devices, such as an Apple TV, or to standalone AirPlay-compatible speakers. You can stream from an iOS device to an Apple TV or to standalone AirPlay speakers. But one thing I’d like, which currently isn’t possible, is to stream from an iOS device […]

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today…

Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs took the stage to present what would be come a revolutionary new computer: the Macintosh. It had windows and icons, it had graphics instead of just commands that you typed to a sterile environment. And look where we’ve gone…     (The two images above are roughly to scale.) […]

Beware New Phishing Emails Targeting iTunes Store Users

Phishing emails are nothing new. You probably get them from people pretending to be banks, utility companies, delivery companies, stores and more. But phishing emails pretending to be from Apple aren’t that common. I got one today; and it’s the first time I’ve seen this one. It tells me that my “iTunes ID happens to […]

Why Apple Won’t Make a Mac mini / Apple TV Hybrid

Karen Haslam wrote an interesting article over at Macworld UK, discussing the next refresh to the Mac mini. Karen suggests that Apple might make a Mac mini the same size as an Apple TV. “Even better, how about a Mac mini that was also an Apple TV!” I have to disagree; I don’t think Apple […]

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